Science AQA Glossary

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Accuracy
A measurement result is considered accurate if it is judged to be close to the true value.
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Data
Information either qualitative or quantitative that has been collected
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Independent variable
The independent variable is the variable for which values are changing or selected by the investigator.
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Dependent variable
The dependent variable is the variable of which the value is measured for each and every change in the independent variable.
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Control Variable
A control variable is one which may in addition to the independent variable affect the outcome of the investigation and therefore has to be kept constant or at least monitored.
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Information either qualitative or quantitative that has been collected

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Data

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The independent variable is the variable for which values are changing or selected by the investigator.

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The dependent variable is the variable of which the value is measured for each and every change in the independent variable.

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Card 5

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A control variable is one which may in addition to the independent variable affect the outcome of the investigation and therefore has to be kept constant or at least monitored.

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